Reminder: Carpool Procedures

Parents/Guardians this message is a reminder of our car line procedures to help all of our students get to school and return home safely every day.
MORNING

  • To get as many cars off Trickum Road as possible, please follow the morning car line procedures to “double stack” and use the merge lanes.
  • When there is a long traffic line, please pull far down the sidewalk so that several students can unload at the same time.
  • Please do not drop off your child in our parking lot area for the protection of your child.  Students must be dropped off at the red curb along our sidewalk.

AFTERNOON

  • Per the Fire Marshall, parents are granted permission to park along the fire lane at our sidewalk 30 minutes before our dismissal.  Please do not park in the fire lane before 3:45.  You must also remain in your vehicle.
  • Walkers must stay together when exiting the building and must follow the directions of the teachers and the crossing guard to cross through our parking lot and Trickum Road.
  • Please remember that our crossing guard and our campus police officer are not allowed to direct traffic on Trickum Road.

Thank you for our assistance. We appreciate your support in getting all our students home safely and efficiently.

Garden Club News

Simpson Seeds, our Garden Club, will be planting on March 30, from 4:14-6:00, at the area by the front doors.
All parents and students are welcome to join us!  Bring garden work gloves and any small gardening tools you can use to help us plant flowers and bushes.

Volunteer: Duty-Free Lunch

Duty Free Lunch is the title given to the Fridays when teachers are provided the opportunity to eat their lunches away from the cafeteria. Most days, teachers are required to eat lunch with their students and monitor the lunch room during this time. Twice a month, they are given the opportunity to eat lunch in their classrooms and take a short break away from the cafeteria.

As a Duty Free Lunch volunteer, you will monitor the students in the cafeteria to be sure they are eating within their allotted lunch time and that they clean up their tables when they are finished. You are not required to serve food. You are not required to clean the floor or tables. If you would like to wipe down tables and/or sweep under them, you are more than welcome to do so, but you are not required to do so.

This is great way for you to see your student while he or she is at school and possibly meet some of his/her friends. It is also a wonderful way to show your support for our teachers.
Duty Free Lunch is scheduled twice a month on Fridays. Volunteers are needed between the hours of 11a – 1:30/1:40p and should sit at the round table that is center most in the cafeteria. This allows for the best view of the entire lunch room. It is recommended that volunteers be available for the entire 2.5 hours, however it is not necessary, and we we appreciate any amount of time that you are able to commit to. The remaining dates that are confirmed are March 10, March 24, April 28, and May 12.

We CANNOT offer a Duty Free Lunch with less than 2 volunteers. You can volunteer a little or as often as your schedule allows.
If you are interested in volunteering to cover Duty Free Lunch, or if you have any questions about it, please contact Stacee Michaud at SimpsonDutyFreeLunch@gmail.com

8th Grade News

8th grade parents, on Friday, March 17th, your student took home the 8th Grade Dance Dress Code letter for the 8th grade dance scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  You can find a copy of this letter on the Simpson website.  For clarification, dresses are required to have two straps, which does include dresses with spaghetti straps.  Thank you and we can’t wait to celebrate our 8th Graders!